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Designing an electronic medication reconciliation system.

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Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Unintended medication discrepancies at hospital admission and discharge potentially harm patients. Explicit medication reconciliation (MR) can prevent unintended discrepancies among care settings and is mandated by JCAHO for 2005. Enterprise-wide, we are linking pre-admission and discharge medication lists in our outpatient electronic health records (EHR) with our inpatient order entry applications (OE) - currently not interoperable - to support MR and inform the development of comprehensive MR among hospitalized patients.

PMID:
16779263
PMCID:
PMC1560872
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